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New Mommy and Three Months Postpartum (Pam)

So i am a first time mother of a beautiful baby boy named Christian, and I’ve always struggled with body issues. My name is Pam and i am 3 1/2 months PP. Growing up i always had weight issues but once i was diagnosed at the age of 14 with Hashimoto’s Hypothyroiditis and heart palpitations i began taking medicine and the weight dropped off. Before getting pregnant i weighed 110 lbs and thought that i had areas to improve on, but really i didn’t. During my pregnancy i gained 60 lbs but really didn’t notice it until after i gave birth and looked at the pictures of me. I guess its something to do with the belly that makes you feel good in your own body. But after giving birth to a healthy 6.6 lb baby boy i found that i wasn’t that skinny girl anymore and i had terrible stretch marks ALL over my belly. It defintely hasn’t improved my self esteem issues but the way i see it i’d rather have stretch marks and be able to get that flat stomach back than not have stretch marks and have a floppy apron. So far in the past 3 months pp i have lost 33 lbs and and still going strong in the weight loss dept. I contribute the first 20 lbs to having postpartum baby blues. Unfortunately i didn’t take pictures of my belly right after birth, but i do have them so far at 3 months pp, and glad to say that if you do exercise it can get better. I know i have a ways to go (28 lbs left) but it can get better. As for the stretch marks, they are starting to fade but i see them as an accomplishment of my miracle that i was given. I will try to keep up with the pics of the weight loss. But by no means do i think i have the upper hand on anyone who’s had a baby and has to deal with the belly and stretch marks. I respect those who are willing to sacrifice the perfect body for a miracle.










in Before Pregnancy, Belly, First Pregnancy, Hips, Postpartum, Submissions, Tattoo, Thyroid Issues

22 comments… add one

  • Healthnut Mama Tuesday, September 16, 2008, 8:47 am

    OMG! Your son is so freakin cute!!!! I love his hair! you look fabulous snd your belly will shrink nicely.

  • Thea Tuesday, September 16, 2008, 10:04 am

    OMG!!!I was diagnosed at 14 as well with my thyroid disease. I thought I was the only one to get diagnosed that young. You look great and your son is adorable!

  • kasondra Tuesday, September 16, 2008, 12:29 pm

    what an adorable little boy….he is soooo handsome….and you look great….beautiful

  • tamara Tuesday, September 16, 2008, 3:59 pm

    omg!! first off your son is the cutest thing ever!!!! WOW!! but i too…have the same exact belly…and im slowly accepting it…but ur stomach looks like it will go down very nicely…mine did…but im left with loose skin now :(

  • nina Tuesday, September 16, 2008, 4:25 pm

    i never comment on babies, but this one is JUST TOO ADORABLE!!! ohmigod. you are blessed. and give your tummy time to go down. it WILL go down a lot more than you think, believe me.

  • Lexi Tuesday, September 16, 2008, 5:02 pm

    OMGosh!!! Your son is ADORABLE!! What a beautiful family!! You look great sexy mama!!

  • aHipMama Tuesday, September 16, 2008, 8:04 pm

    no worries, it takes time, but your body will keep readjusting back to a similar state of being as it was prepregnancy. you’re one sexy mama and your baby is ri-dic-u-lous-ly key-ute!!!

  • Sam Tuesday, September 16, 2008, 8:09 pm

    Your son is too cute, love the hair!

  • NATALIE Wednesday, September 17, 2008, 11:14 am

    YOU AND I ARE JUST ALIKE, BUT I HAVE NO THYROID AND I HAVE HAD WEIGHT PROBLEMS MY ENTIRE LIFE. MY BODY IS STILL FLOPPY 11 PP. ITS HARD AND YOUR SON IS ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE

  • Melissa Thursday, September 18, 2008, 3:35 pm

    You look GREAT! your son is adorable, and since our sons share the same name I love that too :P

  • mama2 Thursday, September 18, 2008, 5:20 pm

    working out is the key ! the stomach cant shrink back if you have fat under the skin. although it does take longer to shrink back with stretchmarks b/c theyre scars but it will not shrink its self.. you have to work out!

  • Annie Friday, September 19, 2008, 7:53 am

    This is the first time I make a comment, your son is soooo CUTEEEEEEEE!!! I bet you get that a lot but it made actually want to comment.

  • Pam Friday, September 19, 2008, 7:34 pm

    Thanks to all those who thought my son is cute! And i will defintely try to keep my pics updated. They have changed a little but i’ll wait some more to change them. : )

  • MilkMama Saturday, September 27, 2008, 12:10 pm

    Your son so ADORABLE!!!

    Trust me that you just had your baby and things improve with time. From my own experience, I gradually got smaller, etc. over time. Just recently, at 21 months PP, I lost another 5lbs out of nowhere. So it does continue to change over time. Even at 2 years PP. You look beautiful and I love your wedding photo. You have a beautiful endearing face! :D

  • lisalou Saturday, September 27, 2008, 9:25 pm

    I feel like I could have written this post. I often feel vain for wanting to be a skinny girl again. I too am 3 months postpartum. And, after struggling with fertility for several years I finally got pregnant! I was so happy and healthy the 60 pounds didn’t bother me at all. But Now! I’ve only lost 20 so far and I am exercising like a mad woman. I love my girl (your son is freakin’ adorable by the way) and do fee a bit guilty for my vanity but dang, I wanna be a yummy mommy!
    In fact, Ifound your blog while searching the net for reasons why this weight isn’t going already!
    Take Care and good luck. I know we can do it!
    I’ll be checking back for sure.

  • MamaOfFirstSon Wednesday, November 5, 2008, 11:04 pm

    my belly looks a lot like yours and i am 2 mos pp. you are adorable and your son is the cutest boy ever!!

  • red Wednesday, March 4, 2009, 9:54 pm

    your son is SOOOO CCUUUTTTEE!!!!

  • Lynne Saturday, May 16, 2009, 10:32 pm

    I think you look pretty damn good! Also, your son is one of the cutest babies I’ve ever seen, aaaw!!! What a beautiful family.

  • nicole Monday, June 22, 2009, 4:04 pm

    I am happy for you. But I have a big prob I gained 45lbs and all I have lost was the 1st week 20 lbs and now I am 3 mth and 4 days pp and I work out 5 days week light weight training and 45 to 60 mins cardio. Please can someone help me what else I could do?

    Contact me at gatorbaby1069@yahoo.com

  • trista Tuesday, September 1, 2009, 11:35 pm

    wow he is adorable!!! i still have about 25lbs to go :] im taking it nice slow the healthy way (im bfing)

  • Jasmine Monday, April 26, 2010, 9:07 am

    Momma, You know what you are so right. I have always struggled with my weight and appearance and I was 122 and got up to 180 when I was pregnant. I didn’t notice it either because I was so happy and felt cute because of my belly. :) — Then I gave birth and went the bathroom and looked down and all I saw was stretch marks they go all the way down my legs, they are on my belly and hips. It’s horrible.
    But you are RIGHT— If I can have a flat belly/abs and nice legs. and flaunt my body with my battle wound scars. so be it. I hope your doing great and looking fabulous to your own self. Stay up momma. If you ever need someone to talk to, you can always email me. I need a momma to talk to! :)

  • Krista Thursday, February 2, 2012, 7:01 am

    Wow, you are really pretty! And your son is the cutest baby I’ve ever seen! I love your great attitude about the weight. Truly an inspiration!

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